Denmark - Kingdom of Fairy Tales
Denmark is located between the Baltic and North Sea and is also
known as the Kingdom of Denmark. It covers an area of 4.3l 10 000
square kilometers area and has a population of 5.39 million, about
93% of whom are Danes. Residents are Evangelical Lutheran. The
official language is Danish. The currency is the DKK. Copenhagen (Kbenhavn)
is the capital.
The flag is red with a white cross biased to the left. According to
the Danish epics, on June 15, 1219, the Danish King Waldemar led his
troops into battle with a red flag when a white cross fell from the
sky. The Danish Army turned the tables, and thereafter the red flag
with white cross has been the flag of Denmark .
The kingdom was unified in AD 985. From the 8th to 12th century AD
was the strongest time of Danish piracy; their reach extended to the
United Kingdom, Norway, France, and the Rhine areas. In the 14th
century, the country moved toward prosperity, and, in 1397, the
territory now including Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Iceland, Greenland,
the Faroe Islands, and part of Finland was set up by the Danish
Queen Margrethe I, as the chief of the Kalmar Union. In the late
15th century, Denmark began to decline. In 1523, Sweden declared
independence from the union. In 1814, Norway and Sweden ceded Sweden
to Denmark after a defeat. The constitutional monarchy was
establiehd in 1849. It was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War
II. In 1944, Iceland gained independence from Denmark. Denmark still
has sovereignty over Greenland and the Faroe Islands.
Economic and Cultural Customs
Danish territory consists of most of Jutland and 406 nearby coastal
islands, which are connected by bridges. With hundreds of large and
medium bridges,that can be seen everywhere, it is called a
"multi-bridge country." Denmark sists at the exit of the Baltic Sea
to the North Sea, known as the "permanent land transportation
crossroads." Copenhagen Card Hutup wide international airport has
Europe's largest and most beautiful shopping center and is said to
be the most comfortable and efficient airport.
Denmark has a long coastline so fishing is highly developed.
Major fish products include halibut, salmon, shrimp, and so on. A
large portion of the catch of fish is processed into canned,
pickled, and smoked products. Machinery manufacturing and the food
industry are major industrial sectors in Denmark, and especially the
latter has become Denmark's "calling card." Denmark has a large
number of high-quality foods, such as cheese, chocolate, and beer,
that it exports to the world. Danes are committed to environmental
protection; hydropower generation is nearly 50% of the total
Danish agriculture is well-developed, due to advanced technology,
mechanization, and very high yield per unit area. The country is the
world's largest pork exporting country and a major cheese and butter
Greenland (Denmark) - the world's largest island
Greenland is located in northeastern North America, ranging between
the Arctic Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean. Covering an area of
2,175,600 square kilometers, 4/5 of which are in the Arctic Circle,
Greenland has a population of just 56,000, most whom are
Greenlanders. Most people profess Christianity, and the official
languages are Greenlandic and Danish. The currency is the DKK and
the capital is Nuuk.
People arrived in Greenland about 1000 BC, migrating from northern
Canada to hunt for food. In 1261 it became a Norwegian colony, and
in 1380 the Danish conquered the Norwegians, and Greenland was
transferred to the jurisdiction of Denmark. In 1933 the Hague
Tribunal awarded to Greenland to the Danish, and in 1953 the country
became a Danish Constitutional state. With Denmark in 1973 - since
joined the European Economic Community. May 1, 1979, saw the formal
implementation of an internal self-government, and in 1985 Greenland
left the European Community.
Economy and Cultural Customs
The fishing and fish processing industries are the main economic
sectors, with shrimp, Greenland halibut, cod, and salmon being the
primary catches. Animals are also hunted, particularly musk ox,
reindeer, polar bears, and seals Minerals such as lead, zinc,
chromium, cryolite, coal, tungsten, molybdenum, and uranium are
Greenlanders carve fish and animal bones into a variety of exquisite
handicrafts. These come in a variety of shapes, some like birds and
beasts, and some like flowers, birds, fish and insects. Hunting is
considered a basic life skill, enabling people to catch seals and
reindeer. The major forms of transport on the island are ships,
helicopters, and dog sledding, although motor boats and bikes are
gradually replacing wooden skis and dogsleds.
Most of Greenland is covered by thick ice, and it is cold all year,
with the average annual temperature below 0°C. People on the tip of
the ice call it "perennial ice," since the snow has formed over tens
of thousands of years. Ice contains a large number of air bubbles
into the cold drink cup, will be issued very delicate explosion, is
a good cold agent.
Greenland ice sheet
Greenland’s ice sheet covers 80% of the island, spanning 2,530
kilometers from north to south and 1,100 kilometers from east to
west, with an average thickness of 1,500 meters. The total area is
183,400 square kilometers, making it the largest expanse of ice in
the Northern Hemisphere, and 12% of the world’s total solid ice. The
ice has preserved information about many ancient occurrences. ice
often Ice that breaks off from and floats out to the sea poses a
huge threat to ocean-going vessels.
Sea leopards mainly live in the Arctic seawater. They accumulate
subcutaneous fat in their bodies, which forms a thick layer of fat
that is resistant to the cold polar climate, and which also
increases buoyancy. There are a total of 19 different species of
seals in the world, with the elephant seal the largest.
Greenland residents primarily hunt seals, as seal meat is rich in
protein and the skin can be used to create clothes, shoes, tents,
and living appliances.